An Ultimate Christmas Celebration in Montana

Each year, the living tree of Hamilton’s Main Street grows. And the crowd attending the annual community Christmas tree lighting ceremony is growing. This year will be no exception.

The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26, the Hamilton Downtown Association will light the Hamilton Christmas Tree at Fourth Street and Main at 6 p.m. 1 “countdown which will (hopefully) be followed with the lights coming on.

There’s a pretty strong indication that Santa and an elf or two will be passing through on his busy pre-Christmas schedule. How it happens is still being kept a secret. In recent years, he has arrived on foot, by horse-drawn carriage and by hot rod. How will it be transported this year?

Hamilton Christmas tree and moon from a previous year. (File photo by KLYQ, Townsquare Media)

The Hamilton Downtown Association (HDA) is once again very grateful to the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department for installing the giant snowflakes on downtown street lights. Many of the snowflake bulbs had burned down in recent years. HDA bought replacements and they were replaced by the fire department this year. Thank you again to the volunteer firefighters.

The HDA reminds those who shop for the holidays that Small Business Saturday is this weekend. When you shop from home, you are supporting people who have kept their doors open during a very difficult pandemic. They sincerely thank you for your support. There will be other local events through December that will provide plenty of home shopping opportunities. Montana is a great place for a winter vacation. People are busy decorating their homes, lawns and businesses for the Christmas season. So, Friday evening, come and enjoy the Christmas tree!

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